2011 Testing - Jerez - 10th to 13th Feb

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For timings, williams' system is up: http://www.attwilliams.com/test-timings
Is there a live stream if available? :mrgreen:
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nice one, it works!(it worked... :cry: ) thanks
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mx_tifosi wrote:Going by the maps in the English and Spanish language entries in Wikipedia, I would say that the Senna chicane is used.
I've been to a few MotoGP races here over the last few years, and the stadium complex is an awesome amphitheatre to watch. The bikers use the Criville turn and it has to be one of the most impressive high speed turns on their calender. It's a pity F1 use the Senna chicane instead. I doubt he would have appreciated that!

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BREAKING NEWS: (At least, I think so...)

The Autosport live commentary works again! I no longer get the pesky "Subscribe or else blah blah blah" message. Here's the link:

http://live.autosport.com/commentary.php/id/306

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http://www.msfree.gr/ms.php?id=19028
http://ticker.auto-motor-und-sport.de/

No action as Perez has stopped the Sauber on track and is being removed.
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Wow!!thats extreme!
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Do we have a closeup of that? I believe that is a frame for a pitot tube array that they're using to test air pressures in the diffuser.

EDIT :
Now the bigger pic has been uploaded, it seems that I was correct :D
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certainly illegal, too many strakes in the diffuser ;)

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The Mp4 26 has new front rims similar to Ferrari

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Damn cheaters!

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Easy to see which car is causing the biggest stir atm.. :D

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No, they're just Hamilton's must-have chrome spinners. Gotta 'ave some more bling on that whip.

On a more serious note, how much of a realistic benefit do the wheel covers/extensions provide? Will it show in the lap times or just to increase the brake cooling efficiency over the course of the race?
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I thought any such devices were banned under the new 2011 regs? How are McLaren even able to have something like this on the car?

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F1 2011 Regulations Analyzed - F1Technical
No more shaped wheel spokes

After the static front wheel fairings that abounded in 2009, were banned and the wheel design homologated, there must have been some surprise that Ferrari managed to create an aerodynamic wheel shape in 2010. This is partly limited now by the restriction on surface area for spokes and shaping. The limited only allows 13% of the wheel centre to be spoked, meaning that a ten spoke wheel has to have spokes just 16mm wide.
“12.4.6 When viewed perpendicular to the plane formed by the outer face of the wheel and between the diameters of 120mm and 270mm the wheel may have an area of no greater than 24,000mm2.”
As far as I see it it's similar to the roll hoop that Mercedes had, but backwards. This season Lotus had to make it thicker and these shaped wheel spokes have to be smaller/thinner.
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so, we have pictures of the 26 now. Anyone spotted new features?